Profession Title:  Associate Professor of Counseling; Lead Faculty member for the Research Team Initiative on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma.

Education: Ph.D.  Florida State University in Higher Education Administration/Educational Leadership; Master of Education in Counseling and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Summary of Career:

  • Tenured Faculty member in Counseling and in Education at Trinity Washington University; Co-designed the Urban Student Track for the School Counseling Program. A member of the faculty team who were successful in gaining CACREP accreditation for the Counseling program.
  • Over 25 years of administrative experience at 4 institutions and serving as Chief Student Affairs officer at two of these institutions.

Professional Achievements/Recognitions/Awards:

Co-wrote and facilitated the development of proposals that resulted in the granting of sponsorship funding by Kaiser Permanente. The funded proposals were about delivering programs and services about ACEs and trauma to the local community.

Receipt of two Mellon Grants: Development of a unit in the Multicultural Counseling course on the African Diaspora and historical/Collective trauma (2021); Grant received to develop the initiative on ACEs and Trauma.

2019 recipient of the Maryland Counseling Association Diversity Achievement Award. Recipient of the “Voice for Children Award” in 2019 from the District of Columbia Homeless Children Playtime Project. Recipient of the C. Harold McCully Award, an award given to recognize an outstanding counselor educator presented by the District of Columbia Counseling Association.

Two expressive arts interventions that were developed to support self-esteem among middle school girls was published in the edited book Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors and a career intervention has been published in Career Counseling Interventions: Practice with Diverse Clients.

Dr. Greer ‘s personal essays, that speak to her own childhood adversities, were chosen for publication in Little Patuxent Review, and one of the essays was chosen as a “notable” in America’s Best Essays in 2014. Another essay, in 2017, was nominated for the PUSHCART Award, a highly acclaimed national literary award.


Conflict Resolution and Management – (CRETE Program) Certification granted through Temple University

Management Development Certificate – Granted through UNC Chapel Hill

Research Interests:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma; Collective and historical Trauma; Post-Traumatic Growth; meeting the mental health needs of underserved populations, specifically the culturally and linguistically diverse populations; Indigenous healing practices, the Expressive Arts/creative arts therapies.